Cannes 2011 Daily Blog: Day 0
The sun is blazing, the Croisette is buzzing and the Total Film flat is having hassles with its WiFi. Welcome to Cannes 2011!
For the next 12 days we’ll be here, queuing and viewing, Tweeting and not sleeping.
The big question is: can the world’s premier film fest regain form after a disappointing 2010?
All signs point to ‘yes’: heavyweight directors (Terence Malick, Lars Von Trier, the Dardenne Bros, Pedro Almodovar), no travel-disrupting ash clouds and head honcho Thierry Fremaux’s assurance that this year will be ‘very exciting’.
The screenings start with the debut of Woody Allen’s latest, Midnight In Paris. If the film’s as good as the cast is eclectic – Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Carla Bruni – we’ll be laughing.
We’ve also got a preview of Puss In Boots lined up. It’s not all about the auteurs!
Film We’re Most Excited About: The Tree Of Life (though we won’t believe we’re seeing it till we’re actually in the cinema. And even then.)
Number Of French Cats Who’ve Given Us The Evils: 2
Favourite Typo So Far: “Robert De Niro has had a prolific career in motion pictures, staring in such films…”
He does stare, doesn’t he? See you tomorrow…